Suspected Kuki Militants Ambush CM’s Security Convoy Along NH-37; One Escort Injured

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Imphal: In a major escalation of violence, suspected Kuki militants ambushed the security convoy of Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh along National Highway 37 at T. Laijang near Kotlen village in Kangpokpi district, injuring one escort driver on Monday. The ambush occurred around 10:50 AM as the convoy was en route to Jiribam ahead of the Chief Minister’s scheduled visit to the violence-hit district on Tuesday.

The injured escort driver has been identified as Moirangthem Ajesh, also known as Bobo, a 28-year-old resident of Thanga Ngaram in Bishnupur district. He is currently receiving treatment at Shija Hospital, Langol, Imphal. He was rushed to the hospital post-noon under tight security. According to doctors, Ajesh’s condition is not critical. The escort driver sustained a bullet wound to his right shoulder.

The attack comes on the heels of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s return to Imphal this afternoon after

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